Second edition of the work founded by J.F. Michaud and his brother, L.G. Michaud; v. 13-45 edited by E.E. Desplaces
Vols. 21-45 undated
Articles signed with initials. "Signatures des auteurs" at end of each volume
An account of the publishers' litigation with Didot fréres regarding the use of the title "Biographie universelle": "La Biographie universelle et la contrefaçon", v. 12 p. [ix]-xxvii; "Second procès de contrefaçon littéraire", v. 13, p. [v]-LI
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